The mayor just had a press conference, and he said the worst of the storm is beginning now so I'll be signing off for now. I'm fearful of an abrupt stoppage of power. The winds are howling so badly now that it sounds like someone is playing the flute in the courtyard. We all had to stop and take a look. I've never heard a sound like that before. The water is rising now and some areas of Brooklyn are flooding. I am on higher ground so, as I said previously, flooding should not be an issue. We've plenty of food and supplies. My son bought more on his way here. We've all we need, and if we stay indoors we will be safe. I will do my best to check in in the morning, but know that if I don't, it is because we have lost power and not that something bad has happened.
Thanks all for your well wishes. It means a lot to me. So, for now I'm going to sign off and hunker down for what looks to be a long night.